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"Primates of Park Avenue" by Wednesday Martin

'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin

Adult Book Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe.After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world throug ...

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"Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be" by Marshall Goldsmith

'Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be' by Marshall Goldsmith

Adult Book Bestselling author and one of the world’s foremost executive coaches, Marshall Goldsmith examines the emotional and psychological triggers that cause us to react and behave in certain preset, often inappropriate ways at work and in life. Triggers shows us how to break that cycle and enact meaningful change.In Triggers, renown executive coach and psychologist Marshall Goldsmith discusses the emotional triggers that set off a ...

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"Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life" by David Perlmutter

'Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life' by David  Perlmutter

Adult Book The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an ...

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"The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life" by Marco Borges

'The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life' by Marco Borges

Adult Book THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith a Foreword by Beyonce, and an Introduction by Dr. Dean Ornish A groundbreaking vegan program designed to transform your mental, emotional, and physical health in just 22 days. Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, The 22-Day Revolution is a plant-based diet designed to create lifelong habits t ...

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"The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom" by Dallas Hartwig

'The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom' by Dallas Hartwig

Adult Book Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month ...

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"TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick" by Suzanne Somers

'TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick' by Suzanne Somers

Adult Book “It’s as if we are all on a big, chemical drunk, and the hangover is a killer.”—Suzanne Somers, in TOX-SICKPioneering health and wellness advocate, Suzanne Somers, delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. The build-up of toxins in our bodies can lead to myriad health concerns — including weight gain, food allergies ...

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"Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West" by Bill O'Reilly

'Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West' by Bill O'Reilly

Adult Book The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we knowHow did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing de ...

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"The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough

Adult Book Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine ...

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"The Road to Character" by David Brooks

'The Road to Character' by David  Brooks

Adult Book “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks   With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and origina ...

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"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson

'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania' by Erik Larson

Adult Book #1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, ...

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"Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon

'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

Adult Book For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene, and their legacy continues to loom large over the landscape of indie rock and American pop culture. Almost as celebrated as the band's defiantly dissonant sound was the marriage between Gordon and her husband, fellow Soni ...

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"Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security" by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

'Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security' by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Adult Book Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else.Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain ...

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"In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" by Hampton Sides

'In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette' by Hampton Sides

Adult Book New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Pete ...

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"Free+Style: Maximize Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements" by Carl Paoli

'Free Style: Maximize Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements' by Carl Paoli

Adult Book Everyone cares about physical performance and the fitness industry offers an infinite number of solutions to improve it. But who has the best solution and how do we know if and how it will work for us?After over 15 years of training as an elite gymnast and over a decade of coaching, Coach Carl Paoli offers a fresh philosophy on training by connecting movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework fo ...

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"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" by Edward Klein

'Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas' by Edward Klein

Adult Book #1 New York Times BestsellerIn this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door me ...

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"Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl" by Jase Robertson

'Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl' by Jase Robertson

Adult Book The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening book, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, readers will get an inside look at Jase’s personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly lo ...

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"Alive!" by Reader's Digest Association

'Alive!' by Reader's Digest Association

Adult Book ★★★★ Have you ever wondered what it feels like to survive a tornado, flood or shark attack? ALIVE is a compilation of first-person articles previously published in the READER'S DIGEST magazine that describe such events. Twenty-two people share their memorable experiences with airplane crashes, cougar attacks, avalanches, firestorms and so on. It makes for gripping but not graphic reading. All the stories have an inspirational message. ...

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"Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" by Michael Lewis

'Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt' by Michael Lewis

Adult Book Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall ...

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"The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture" by Spike Carlsen

'The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture' by Spike Carlsen

Adult Book ★★★★★ This book was great! It had a lot of useful tips and building projects that have been added to my must do list. It had a simple, easy-to-read layout and list of materials. The book also contains step-by-step directions with diagrams so the projects are clear and easy to follow. A great book for anyone interested in do-it-yourself projects, homesteading, or sustainable living no matter what your skill level. ...

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"Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings" by Michelle Knight

'Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings' by Michelle Knight

Adult Book The #1 New York Times BestsellerMichelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.    Barely out of her ...

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"The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health" by Travis Stork

'The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health' by Travis Stork

Adult Book The Doctor's Diet is the cure to unhealthy eating — an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Dr. Stork is genuinely concerned about what he considers to be a true crisis.  He has created a flexible and workable diet plan that will help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ultimately add years to their lives. In the book, Dr. Stork expl ...

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"Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully" by James J. Cramer

'Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully' by James J. Cramer

Adult Book Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth—and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty-five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC’s Mad Money to create a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. In our r ...

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"Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act" by Dwain Schenck

'Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act' by Dwain Schenck

Adult Book Welcome to the new world of job insecurity. Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go."Reset is the uncompromising portrait of Schenck's journey: a successful journalist and comm ...

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"My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind" by Scott Stossel

'My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind' by Scott Stossel

Adult Book A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that i ...

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"7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet: Lose 20 Pounds" by Editors of Good Housekeeping

'7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet: Lose 20 Pounds' by Editors of Good Housekeeping

Adult Book Get slimmer and younger in just 7 short weeks! Banish the wrinkles and the fat with this delicious and - yes! - proven-to-work big time weight loss plan for men and women. It's built on the foods science shows deliver cutting-edge anti-aging benefits. Adopt this easy-to-follow 7-week plan and you'll have a leaner body as well as better cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and a healthier heart. Another big anti-aging ...

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